Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Plectranthus comosus Sims
Woolly plectranthus, Abyssinian coleus
Invasive, Potential problem species
Origin: India?
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: Plant: Erect, soft shrub up to 3 m high from a woody base; stems and leaves densely woolly. Leaves: Light green, paler below, ovate to broadly elliptical, large, usually more than 100 mm long and 47 mm wide. Flowers: Blue or mauve, to 20 mm long, in a terminal spike-like raceme 200–300 mm long, enclosed in large, overlapping bracts in the bud stage, elongating and drooping with age, March–September. Fruit: Small, black, shiny nutlets.
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